John Reid      

Full name John Richard Reid

Born June 3, 1928, Auckland

Died October 14, 2020, Auckland (aged 92 years 133 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Otago, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Other Referee

Relation Son - RB Reid

John Richard Reid
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 58 108 5 3428 142 33.28 6 22 33 43 1
First-class 246 418 28 16128 296 41.35 39 240 7
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58 72 7725 2835 85 6/60 6/60 33.35 2.20 90.8 5 1 0
First-class 246 10535 466 7/20 22.60 15 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 23-26, 1949 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 8-13, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947/48 - 1964/65
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Moratuwa, Aug 25-30, 1993 scorecard
Last Test India v Zimbabwe at Delhi, Feb 28-Mar 4, 2002 scorecard
Test matches 50
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Kandy, Aug 22, 1993 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Guwahati, Mar 19, 2002 scorecard
ODI matches 98
ODI statistics

A super allrounder, John Reid was born a generation too soon, for he retired in 1965 before one-day international matches were started. Reid would have been a one-day team on his own - a batsman with thunderous strokes, a rapacious fielder especially at gully or cover, a bowler of what became known as right-arm bursters which ranged from modest off-cutters to snarling bouncers. Reid also fitted in some stand-in wicketkeeping. But for a bout of rheumatic fever in his late-teens Reid might have become the ultimate New Zealand allrounder, for his rugby prowess overshadowed his cricket - but after recovery rugby was off limits. Reid's Test-match scores fluctuated in his first decade, but he touched glory on tour in South Africa in the 1961-62 season, setting a record of 1915 runs, seven centuries (leaving Denis Compton, Neil Harvey, Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton and Arthur Morris in his wake). Reid later became a New Zealand selector, took his coaching and management talents to South Africa for a time, but returned to New Zealand to join the front rank of the International Cricket Council referees.
Don Cameron

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Oct 14, 2020

John Reid captained New Zealand in 34 Tests

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May 16, 2008

John Reid, at the practice during New Zealand's tour of England, 1958


Apr 24, 1998

Standard Bank Final South Africa v Pakistan at Newlands, 23 April 1998 The Toss: Hansie Cronje, Rashid Latif and ICC match referee John Reid

The Toss: Hansie Cronje, Rashid Latif and ICC match referee John Reid

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